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gas in turkey is trade unions join the nationwide protests against what they call state terror by the regime the violence is claimed to lives with the latest killing being blamed on the police. washington says it will send patriot missiles with f. sixteen fighters to jordan for exercises in a base and they're off to it's just a hop across the border from conflict stricken syria. prosecutors move against u.s. army private bradley manning saying he knew full well that hundreds of thousands of state secrets and leaked by him could fall into the wrong hands our top stories this hour.
on screen online international news and comment live from moscow this is r.t. with you twenty four hours a day. leading turkish trade unions representing two hundred forty thousand workers are holding a two day strike against the government it's the latest force to join the nationwide protests that have gripped the country with police brutally cracking down on demonstrations a second fatalities been confirmed the shooting of a protester which some blaming me authorities. are reports now from istanbul. twenty two year old man did die after his sustaining a head wound during the night's protests in the south of turkey in the city of kentucky and now out of the protesters are saying the shot came apparently from a police car however this information we have to stress this hasn't been confirmed yet so we have to wait and see for at least somewhat official results whether or not this indeed was a case of severe police brutality earlier on sunday there was
a young man also died after a car slammed into a crowd of protesters so far these are two confirmed deaths but the people on the street that we have been speaking to they're saying that they have personally seen least four or five people are dead more than sixteen hundred people have already been injured and more than a thousand arrested there is more and more people coming out on taksim square going to get the park just in istanbul alone the number of sing creasing and most of them are really peaceful protesters and we have talked to one of the young lawyers association representatives who explained to us why people continue to flood the streets in turkey voicing their protest of the current government there were a lot of groups who not only low years here are some doctors but does the organization of the community of the nation are asking the government to resign they become a union here do to do to do illegal acts of the government now their decision is somewhat different in a different part of the city just a couple of kilometers from here and protesters there are actually targeting the
prime minister's office says the police are retaliating with tear gas water cannons rubber bullets plastic bullets prime minister erdogan is actually out of the country he's on a trip to morocco and speaking on monday he said that the situation in the country in turkey is calm he has also disregarded the words of the turkish president good who called off to end police brutality and is actually meeting with the representatives of the top opposition parties in turkey in order to try and solve the situation however prime minister don has said that he doesn't understand what the president says but he said. the protestors message has been heard members of the public sector also going out in protest today this ad just adds to the magnitude of protests that we are seeing so really the protest movement in turkey does look like it's only gaining momentum. human rights groups and some foreign officials including the u.s. secretary of state have condemned the excessive use of force by turkish police the
country's deputy prime minister claims tear gas and other means of crowd control are only being used in self defense but protesters and images from the scene paint a different picture this photo here that is now become a symbol of the protests shows an old woman be pepper sprayed in the face in istanbul witnesses say the police are increasingly resorting to force without any provocation water cannons and tear gas are being used on crowds in several cities which some describe as war zones including women and children are often caught in the crossfire police officers are also being accused of trying to mask their identity this photo apparently shows personal numbers on police helmets have been obscured or covered up meanwhile it's been reported that turkey bought six hundred twenty eight tons of tear gas and pepper spray in just over a decade mostly imported from america you're not in it you get a good take in was one of those gassed by police in ankara and explained to me earlier the grievances of the demonstrators. i am one of the most that has been
exposed as i did cheer gas and water cannon it were used language and and of course crying and sneezing and since i had asked a month during the event i had multiple severe assem x.x. and i can say that maine provoker is police and government are tired of her billing government corrupt media we don't have any freedom of speech on this matter this tax seem this matter has become a matter of more than just maybe bunch of trees this is a protest against ignoring can tell if it hurts its own people but they cannot scare us we are the people that we are to nation we are turkish we are turkey they cannot change that they know that and disses i can say that i mean i love to explain that this is a peaceful event we do not do any harm to anyone or anything. but however
provokers such as government and police officer calls us and shows us that we heard everywhere without any reason that's we cannot accept that or what will you accept at this stage now what do you want the government to do we want our we want our government to accept their tolls and apologize from us for expression especially prime minister erdogan and we want us we want them to be more open minded others opinions we want the freedom of speech. and professor fit at the minute has been gauging opinion on the streets and says people are defending their freedoms from the authoritarian regime. and stumbled the first day of the protests had only twenty people in taxi and they face alex and the next they do twenty people became three hundred people and the next state was three thousand and now there are tens of thousands of people protesting so the best course of action probably would be for the government to step back and look why did demands of the protesters are and
act accordingly but i'm afraid there are no signs that they are drawing government will taking a side step the brother issue that protesters are bringing up and this is again it was brewing for the last three years is increasing which are italian ism and top down management of his government that he single handedly makes this nation state effect alive so i mean you saw people in this country and he thinks that the majority rule means that the majority becomes a dictator of the country so i'm hopeful that this actually protests are good signs for to extreme ocracy health and signed it just a couple blocks away from the presidential palace people can go out and express their opinions i have talked to several protesters today many of them are first time protesters they have never participated in a political organization that affiliated with any any group or organization but still they're on the streets and protesting because they feel that their life style of wife and their culture and traditions are under attack by the outgoing government.
the u.s. says it will send patriot missiles an f. sixteen fighter jets to jordan the official reason is to use the weapons and military drills and counter possible threats posed by the raging conflict in neighboring syria the picture batteries are designed to intercept missiles but could also be employed to enforce a no fly zone. looks at what's behind the move washington insists is only aimed at helping. well it's not really about jordan what we do know is that the deployment of a patriot missile battery and if sixteen fighter jets to jordan comes amid escalating international tension over the syrian conflict what the u.s. is saying is that the weapons are meant to be part of a military drill but it has said that they could remain in jordan afterwards to counter the threat posed by the syrian civil war now this comes several months
since nato deployed patriot missile batteries in turkey along its well it'll border there with syria and although the batteries are designed to intercept scud missiles they could potentially be employed to enforce a no fly zone and so this is an indication from recent reports that say that the white house has asked the pentagon to draw up plans for a no fly zone inside syria that would be enforced by the united states and other countries such as france and britain. and the russian foreign ministry says it is against placing heavy weaponry nations neighboring syria the arms issue came up during the russia e.u. summit in the urals which again called for both sides to start a dialogue. brings us the details. at the press conference during the russia e.u. summit. particularly stress that russia has never violated any international regulations on supplying weapons in the syrian over he said that the issue of the s three hundred which has been actively debated over the past several weeks is not
serious at all because the contract on supplying syria with these complexes was signed years ago and it has not been yet fulfilled according to and whether this means that the s three hundred have not been in fact delivered to syria is of course of course this remains to be seen but he stressed that delivering any weapons to any side at this moment of time would destabilize the situation in the region and any attempts to find a peaceful solution to the syrian bloodshed both sides have reached a rated the things we have heard before over the last month that this conference which would see the members of the syrian government and the opposition at the same negotiation table is very much anticipated by the international community. cited the lack of unity within the syrian opposition as the main reason for the lack of any positive on succumbing from the syrian rebels in fact there are so many groups
within the syrian opposition some of which are considered to be terrorist organizations across the atlantic that. came up with a particular strong remark he said that he saw in the media of some members of the syrian rebels eating. their dead enemies that he would not want to see people like that at the negotiation table in geneva it is really hard to say whether this summit has brought us anywhere closer to the actual conference over there is no set today so far but we do know that russia and the e.u. are sharing a common ground on syria that this conference is the last resort to find any kind of peaceful solution to the syrian conflict. and the united nations latest. report on syria says there is evidence suggest both sides in the conflict may have used chemical weapons you're going to visions human rights council also accused both government forces and rebels of committing war crimes however it says it still needs to test samples taken directly from victims or the site of the alleged
attacks this comes of the french foreign minister claims the sarin nerve agent was used many times on specify where or by whom they were used but urged foreign powers not to send more arms to the country. well earlier i talked to diplomat maria could in sky press secretary of the russian mission to the united nations in geneva and she says politics should not lead factual assessments astray especially when it concerns people being killed in large numbers. acme brands both violate human rights but it's very important when you talk about something you have to be in on it to have all the information the commission didn't qualify. last terrible blast that took place in syria and cause a lot of big things they didn't call these last as terror attacks and for us it has to be clear these terrorist attacks the second thing is that their commission
doesn't criticize the negative economic unilateral and i'm excited as that has had been boost. the syrian people and the nabo well that the syrian people suffer from these economic restrictions so these are the main two points of syrian government actually invited to. an investigation team from by the secretary general more than two visits here to visit hunted us and see what happened there may second thing about their actual international community and i cannot speak for mr obama or any other people what i would like to remind everyone is what happened in iraq saw the international community some members of the international community shouldn't i repeat some sticks you mean the fact that chemical weapons when it's reported. i was searching for were the weapons in iraq and then there was an intervention and i'm right and the. president if we're human rights council we are
international community we have to condemn violations from all sides even they're committed by both sides is there a commission of inquiry stated we have to condemn them or otherwise it has nothing to do with your rights experience or dicks and i will say that it will six was blamed for everything that is happening there the feeling government with you know well well well their position is the it's rape it's torture it's. i think people hearts i mean really what they're doing is something terrible so the international community has to step up and talk about what's done by both sides now but only one state otherwise there is nothing about human rights. delivers its products in germany as to british troops consents to abusing afghan civilians we bring you the details in just a couple of minutes from now here on r.t. also. still ahead for u.k. hospitals will patients of possible consequences as they struggle to meet savings targets for my health care employee turned whistleblower after the break.
favorites. if you're away from your television just. now with your mobile device you can watch on t.v. anytime anywhere. continues her naughty american army private bradley manning is now on trial for feeding government secrets to weaken leaks and could out end up spending a lifetime in prison because of it the prosecution suggested the twenty five year old had close ties with the editor of the whistle blowing website something that could backfire on both manning and a son just the case progress is under blake has the story. private bradley manning twenty five year old army intelligence officer is accused of giving military files to the website wiki leaks in turn aiding the enemy according to military
prosecutors those prosecutors said that when private manning uploaded files the anti-secrecy website wiki leaks he did so with the intent of harm very good or to protect now supporters of manning gather here to rally in support of the soldier move that they deem a robot whistleblower but prosecutors painted a much different picture by the end when army prosecutors livered their opening remarks they said that private manning was someone who knowingly and willingly went to wiki leaks with the purpose of bringing harm to the united states now something that was very very significant that we saw here after three years of waiting for the court martial finally get underway was that prosecutors really tried to bring a connection between private manning and julian assange the publisher of wiki leaks now that's sanji his attorney michael ratner and have spoken at length for years now about how this trial the trial against an american soldier is going to be used to bring charges against we keep in turn assad could be executed u.s.
and perhaps even sentenced to die so the way things wrap up here and perhaps twelve weeks time is going to really play an important part in deciding how the u.s. goes against wiki leaks and in the last couple of weeks we've actually seen more and more examples lately of u.s. prosecutors going against journalists and other news agencies for so-called leaks defense attorney for private manning portrayed him as a hero david bloom's hopes that the u.s. government will realize that this is a person who had no intent on getting the enemy and simply wanted to expose crimes that he thinks the world has better from. our extensive coverage of the trial in fort meade as resulted in a website being done for our as well to being attacked by a hacker group those responsible say they did it to protest against both manning and. referred to a cyber terrorists and traitors in august last year the same organization carried out a similar attack around the time when julian the sons launched his own interview show
here on r.t. . now manning exposed scores of government secrets the most contentious of which was the so-called collateral murder footage depicting u.s. soldiers attacking iraq e civilians and journalists but there are many more shocking revelations which manning brought into the daylight the documents exposed operations that the tourist background detention facility in afghanistan now they reveal prisoner numbers and transfers at the site which is seen allegations of widespread torture or descriptions of unreported friendly fire incidents between coalition and afghan forces now these leaks also showed fifteen thousand more civilians died in iraq and previously thought activists said they make up to eighty percent of all deaths and they revealed that people not deemed a threat held and tortured at guantanamo bay to extract intelligence despite the u.s. claiming that the prisons only use was for dangerous militants or peace activists
david swanson maintains none of these revelations are put civilians or troops at risk. this is an unprecedented legal case being brought by the government arguing that making secrets public through the media in dangers the united states people by aiding the enemy that is if you make something public any whistleblower any media outlet any were reporter or journalist because some enemy can get ahold of public information you have aided the enemy and they will they will bring evidence that osama bin laden had in his possession information that came out through bradley manning's leak they will not as far as anyone knows present any evidence that any harm resulted from this to any civilian or soldier in stark contrast to the harm being brought upon so many civilians and soldiers by the u.s. government's actions that this pushback against bradley manning helped end the
occupation of iraq which was a great harm to the u.s. people as well as to the people of iraq i think that he should be awarded the nobel peace prize there's ition at many nobel dot org to do that he's one of the nominees he actually deserves that he actually qualifies under alfred nobel's will unlike some other recent recipients i don't think that whistleblowing should be punished. and you can always log onto what he dot com to catch up with the many stories that we're covering online of the moment here's what's waiting for you there right now late footage of a drone showing the other manned aircraft passing just meters beneath the wing of a passenger jet nine years ago. iran's only nuclear facility has reportedly been damaged by the powerful earthquakes that struck the country in april and may you can find out what that could lead to. find this much more dot com online all the time. a verdict has been
delivered at a court martial for two british soldiers who admitted abusing afghan civilians one of the troops was fined while the other had his rank reduced both men are being granted anonymity to keep their family safe. returns he believes this case will have a long lasting effect this kind of verdict will resign around and around the world for in any country and amongst any groups of people that think that britain shouldn't be involved in afghanistan at all to some of the case and reports of the case some of this abuse because lots of soldiers so they are abusing children in front of groups of soldiers there is these cases they've obviously have withheld the name soldier ex soldier why not just the reprisals against the families of these soldiers people will no doubt be trying to figure out who the soldiers were your sentiments towards the british military will be locked in stone
and generations of afghans will despise not only the british military but everything britain is. now to some other international news in brief a large blast at a college in new york has left seven people injured and blown out windows in a number of academic buildings it's believed the incident at the college was a natural gas explosion although no official confirmation is yet been given and investigation is now under way. central europe is suffering the worst flooding in always the decade which has killed nine people and left a number missing around ten thousand have fled the disaster zones after days of heavy rains troops have been deployed to set up protective barriers the czech republic declared a nationwide state of emergency as its rivers threaten to burst their banks cities in the south and east of germany remain on high alert dresden is preparing for water levels five meters higher than normal. and thousands of people
gathered in london to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the queen of queen elizabeth's coronation twenty members of the royal family were among those in attendance eighty seven year old mark was crowned in westminster abbey in one thousand nine hundred fifty three in a ceremony which dates back over a thousand deane's. people in britain are facing queuing ever longer lines for medical treatment and so after health care bosses want to patients will have to wait increasingly more for treatment that if they can get it at all it comes as the government tries to push through twenty billion pounds in so-called efficiency savings on his police reports. it's a system unlike any other one of the world's largest publicly funded health services but britain's n.h.s. is facing growing problems austerity means cuts to vital services at a time when demand for their services is at an all time high perhaps more concerning for many is a raft of scandals regarding substandard care at n.h.s.
hospitals around the country february saw the publication of the francis report which looked into failings of care at the mid staffordshire hospital near birmingham where over one thousand people may have died needlessly as a result of patient neglect the outgoing head of the n.h.s. who presided over the scandal has even been dubbed the man with no shame there's been accusations of failings of care at all the hospitals around the country gary walker is the former chief executive of the united lincolnshire hospitals trust he lost his job after trying to alert his bosses to the fact that patients were risk gary you tried to tell your bosses what was happening what went wrong at the hospital where you go back in two thousand and nine like today we had hospitals that were. stretched we had something like ninety nine percent occupancy and we said well in that situation with so many patients we couldn't deliver the targets anymore. well you need to deliver the targets whatever the demand and if you can't
do it we'll get rid of you and anybody else who says. the very beginning it's about politicians. it's about civil servants doing whatever it takes to do that now you say you were silenced why. because i raised concerns with david nicholson the head of the n.h.s. raised concerns with senior people in the department of health and all of. that information never to become public we've got more cuts on the way what's the future of the n.h.s. can the national health service get over this i think unless you go on a study you can't convince people why there needs to be so you. things and cuts i mean we know that there needs to be twenty billion pounds say in the n.h.s. now that's twenty percent of the budget so that means you know one in five hospitals potentially need to play so i think what's happening is this is a slight revolution with where the stuff of getting up in large numbers and saying we country to zigzag individuals anymore and psychos you now have got too many
people raising concerns you need to do something kerry welcome many thanks for your comment a new report out from the british medical journal says that patients are more likely to die if they have operations and at the end of the week. see. well that's it for me the news team will be back with more for you just have a whole phenomenon the meantime mexico is it takes austerity in these latest revelations of the dog side of the world of finance that's after the break. new york magistrate judge gary brown has ruled that it's ok to track people's will cation via their cell phone the judge supports his decision by saying that there is
no legitimate expectation of privacy in the perspective of a cellular telephone where the individual has failed to protect his privacy but taking the simple expedient of powering it off this statement seems to hint that cell phones are some sort of luxury and that people are just too lazy to turn off their phones when they want privacy this ignores the fact that there are many people who have to be on call twenty four seven like surgeons and server technicians these people can't just turn off their phones so does that mean that certain professions can't have privacy also this presumption that people have no expectation of privacy what about people who send images of text messages of a sexual nature to each other joy think that all these people just assume it's all public. good's i don't think so the fourth amendment says that people have the right to be secure in their persons houses papers and effects and i'm pretty sure that's cover cell phones too but that's just my opinion.
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